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Eligibility & Rules

Eligibility & Rules

Eligibility – Students from participating universities must meet the following requirements:

  • Individual students or student teams are eligible
  • Students are enrolled at a participating university as a graduate student (i.e. Masters or Doctoral)
  • Former SISCA winners are not eligible

Award Criteria – Each university has its own peer review selection process. Winners are selected based on high-level criteria established by Dow, including:

  • Potential for solving world challenges in alignment with the spirit of Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals;
  • Interdisciplinary nature of work, for example, applied sciences, engineering, economics, public policy, social studies, business, etc.;
  • Innovative thinking and excellence in research.

Project Evaluation – In addition to the high-level program award criteria, each participating university shall establish criteria upon which student research projects will be evaluated and shape its own peer review selection process.

Submission Guidelines - Each participating university will communicate to its student body the guidelines and deadlines for project submissions.

Prizes – Prizes awarded at the university level:

  • Grand Prize - US $10,000.00
  • Runner Up - US $2,500.00

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